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The Airmen's Stories - P/O A R deL Inniss

 

Aubrey Richard de Lisle Inniss was born on 21st November in Barbados. He joined the RAF on a short service commission in January 1939.

After completing his training he was posted to 236 Squadron on 3rd September 1939. Inniss destroyed a He111 which was out on a weather reconnaissance over the Atlantic on 23rd September 1940.

 

 

 

Posted away from 236 on 21st July 1941, Inniss joined 248 Squadron in 1942.

On 29th January 1943 he destroyed a Ju88 and on 10th March another. Awarded the DFC (gazetted 9th July 1943), he later commanded the squadron with the rank of Wing Commander.

Inniss retired from the RAF on 18th December 1957 as a Squadron Leader, retaining the rank of Wing Commander.

Inniss and his wife ran a pub for a time in the village of Sheepwash, North Devon.

He died on 30th January 2003 in Bridgetown, Barbados and is buried in the Military Cemetery at the Garrison, Needham Point. In 2008 he was depicted on a Barbados stamp.

 


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